Installing HipHop Virtual Machine

I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site.  The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server.  Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.

[Read more...]

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Today Kat and I were exploring the many bars and great food outlets great culture here in New Orleans. During the the morning/afternoon excursion Kat said that we should hit up the Aquarium or the Insectarium.  The Insectarium or more so known directly as the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium really caught my attention so we ventured that way.  Never have I been in such a badass place showcasing all these crazy bugs.
[Read more...]

Hangout Music Festival 2014

Kat and I attended the Hangout Music Festival here in Gulf Shores, Alabama last weekend. We ended up being front row for Queens Of The Stone Age, which more or less made the entire festival for us. We had gotten a chance to see them last year at Red Rocks, but this performance trumped that.

While not as close for Modest Mouse we were in a decent spot. I had never seen Modest Mouse and it has honestly been a while since I had put them on but all around it was a good performance.  Kat has seen them before years ago and has said that Modest Mouse was not the best live, but we were both pretty impressed at how things went. We also caught a bit of The Black Keys, but due to the sheer number of people that were there to see them we ended up being at the very back of the sea of people.

The last night of the festival we got to see OutKast close it all down.  Never seeing them before I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect from their show, and I was not disappointed with how it all went. OutKast was really good when it came to flowing from one song to the next without stopping in between, it really kept the crowd going the entire time.
[Read more...]

The Art of the Brick

While Kat and I were touring around Pensacola during our recent visit to Florida for the Hangout Music Festival that takes place in Gulf Shores, Alabama each year, I saw that the Pensacola Museum of Art had a LEGO® exhibit.

When I was a kid (heck I still look at various LEGO® sets when I am at the store) I played with LEGOs® all the time, I used to spend all my allowance on them and eventually had a huge tub of various LEGO® parts at one point. With all that being said I knew I had to try to visit this installment if I had a chance as I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to see it in the near future.
[Read more...]